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Search: Posts Made By: SVAuspicious
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,782
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Jacklines - where to run them?

The idea of twisting the jackline is to make it easier to pick up the jackline to clip on. I lay mine flat and have never had a problem picking up the line. I prefer the jackline flat for no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 135
Views: 4,877
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

This is a family trip right? We think your kids are great but we haven't sailed with them. Passages, even short ones, are an issue if kids need maintenance.

If you time the currents right,...
Forum: Living Aboard 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Internet Access

My AT&T phone comes with access to AT&T WiFi. There are access points with the attwifi SSID all over the place that are free (well included). Granted there have been a couple of cases of spoofing...
Forum: Living Aboard 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Internet Access

Most people end up with at least a couple of mechanisms: a WiFi extender, usually a Ubiquiti Bullet like those from IslandTimePC, and a cell phone data plan.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-04-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Calling all crapper experts

Use a heat gun to warm up the hose where you have to bend it or get it over a fitting.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,134
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Clawing off the ol'lee shore

I mostly agree. On most boats you get some lift at small angles of attack. Five degrees seems to be the sweet spot. On my boat and similar medium weight cruisers I reef on weather helm (at ten...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Shore power receptacle

Try this:
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-20-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 941
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: eliminated engine...wheres my negative? jajaja

You will want a controller for the solar to avoid boiling the water out of your batteries. It doesn't have to be fancy. A little lost efficiency is a small price to pay to avoid cooking your...
Forum: Electronics 05-15-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: AIS / Marine Traffic

Very unlikely. If it was a software problem there would be more widespread reports of similar issues.

It shouldn't be hard to get VSWR well below 2:1. Any local ham (check for clubs in...
Forum: Electronics 05-10-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: The bottom line on Ham radio

Furuno and Sailor both make DSC SSB radios. They aren't cheaper by a long shot. I think all the Sailor units are 24 VDC. Icom makes an 801 that costs more but is more robust (it meets CE rules for...
Forum: Electronics 05-07-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: The bottom line on Ham radio


If you have your RROP get you licenses consolidated under a single FCC FRN. When you do get a boat use the same FRN for your ship station license.

For meaningful utility...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,525
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Boat BBQ tips and recommendations...

That is exactly what I use and it generally works fine and avoids the expensive and inconvenient to store disposable green bottles.

The only operational issue has been that for very long hoses...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-30-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 1,936
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Engine problem vs Improper functioning of the Prop

I highly recommend David King at Annapolis Diving Contractors, LLC | Hull Cleaning, Bottom Cleaning, Divers and Dive Services in Annapolis and Kent Island, MD...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-26-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 826
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Best Smartphone for boat?

No. OpenSSL does not run on phones, any phones. I think this is a media misunderstanding. It simply doesn't work that way. OpenSSL is one of the ways--one of the biggest ways--the 's' is added to...
Forum: Electronics 04-22-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 1,885
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Entry level AIS?

As noted above you have to pay attention to the time higher current is being drawn.

AIS has 4500 time slots per minute. That means about 13 ms per slot. For Class B if you are moving over 2 kts...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,620
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: How to run aground properly

A girl friend's daughter had that problem. I found a 'Delta' nautical flag ("I am maneuvering with difficulty; keep clear") sticker for her bumper. No one else figured it out that I know of but it...
Forum: Electronics 04-16-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,006
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Chartplotter at the nav station

You might also consider moving the C70 chartplotter on deck and put a laptop with nav software at the nav station.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 04-09-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Boat Detailing in Annapolis

First choice - Kirk Benedict at Prestige Detailing - 410-267-6860

Second choice - Jill at Boat Shine Annapolis - 443-758-5763

Tell either that Dave from Auspicious sent you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-17-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 4,195
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Vhf/ham

There are lots of radio choices. For used marine radios talk to Bill Trayfors - - who has a good stock. eBay and are good places to look also.

The 706 is a good radio....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-17-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,833
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Active Captain question

I agree. Jeff is certainly a character. In my interactions by phone, e-mail, aboard A Capella, and at gatherings elsewhere afloat and ashore I have never seen the sort of behavior attributed to Jeff....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,230
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: What material is best for boat yards?

It depends on where you are and how old the yard is. The point earlier that regulations are a moving target is apt. Becoming familiar with current regulations in your state is a good idea. Looking at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-08-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 4,195
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Vhf/ham

Note that different countries have different rules. Canada, the UK, and most of Europe have exams for marine licenses. The US does not. Under terms of international agreements the marine licenses are...
Forum: Electronics 02-24-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 741
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: HAM v. SSB Frequencies (check radio is unlocked for HAM)?

Hi Maryanne,

The 700pro is easy to unlock if yours isn't already.

Look here for the bandplan for ham radio: Note this...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-10-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 4,129
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: WiFi Connectivity On-Board

You can run it from the boat's system. No problem. There is a piece of equipment cited above called a PoE (power over Ethernet) injector. It's just some splices in a plastic box.

Here's what is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-06-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,531
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Worst funding idea EVER

Some existing projects: SSCA Clean Wake Projects (
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